The end of a journey 

I’ve written a post or two and haven’t been able to publish them. I ended up deleting them and now I wish I hadn’t. Anyway I’m glad to be back. Between discouragement over writing a post only to not be able to post it and also keeping up with a toddler I’ve gotten out of the habit of writing. I’ve had plenty on my mind but I feel the blog issues have been resolved just in time. 

Latest news is we have stopped breastfeeding. I had no idea how long we’d make it and I have to admit 17 months is quite the accomplishment. I always believed it would end when M was ready and well, it did. It went much smoother than I ever expected but I guess that happens. I was planning on helping encourage things alone after our trip to Florida in a few weeks. However as a surprise to me things naturally happened and we stopped the day we headed for vacation to see my family in South Dakota and Indiana. 

Nobody will tell you to stop right before a vacation but that’s how it happened and a week later she isn’t asking anymore. In fact, since day 1 (a week ago Sunday) she’s only asked maybe 3 -5 times and was easily redirected each time. This includes on multiple planes, in new environments, and going to sleep on her own. (Which she’s also mastered I must admit. It’s almost like she looks forward to sleep now. That’s my girl!) 

This is only one of many journeys that has come to an end. My little lady is growing up and becoming even more independent. She wants to feed herself, listen to specific songs, walk on her own two feet and in her own direction, and lives as though it’s her world and we all live in it. I’m so blessed to be her mom. 

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